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Early pregnancy and no real symptoms, is this normal? Any full termers that had this?

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amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 17:36:46

Hi all, this is my first thread and my first pregnancy. Getting a bit concerned as don't really seem to have many / any symptoms while lots of others at my stage are. Keep hearing that morning sickness reduces miscarriage risk by 30%! Would love to hear from some people a bit further along who have made it ok and didn't really have any symptoms. There's nothing I can really do is there apart from running out and buying lots of CB dating tests, which don't seem to be that accurate anyway! I just feel so normal! Boobs fine, no sickness, no pains - just odd twinge. x3 hpt positive and period 5 days late but nothing else to go on. Anyone else the same???

Congratulations and don't worry lots and lots of Women fly through early pregnancy with little or no symptoms.

That's when we get the stories in take a break grin

RubyrooUK Sat 05-Jan-13 17:44:59

My friend has had two children and says if she hasn't grown a bump, she honestly wouldn't have known she was pregnant. Two babies, none of the classic symptoms either time.

I did have morning sickness with both pregnancies (DS1 is two, I'm 30weeks with DS2) but with DS1, I grew four bra cup sizes by 8 weeks and had to go up a size in trousers. With this pregnancy, my boobs didn't grow till much, much later and I'm still in my normal clothes at 30weeks. So it's been totally different in terms of symptoms each time.

My morning sickness really kicked in with a fury at about 7 weeks so not as early as you are. Incidentally I've had morning sickness with all my miscarriages too, so I think you shouldn't put too much faith in your symptoms at this stage.

Try not to worry (although I know that's hard!!!)

InTheNightGarden Sat 05-Jan-13 17:46:31


I didn't have "symptoms" till about 15/16weeks ... I'm now 34 weeks smile think it's pretty normal, enjoy it!

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 17:48:37

Thanks so much guys - so good to hear. I am 4+6. One day at a time I guess!

dinkystinky Sat 05-Jan-13 17:49:17

I'm on my third pregnancy - no real symptoms in first trimester apart from tiredness. Trimester 2 - stacked on weight quickly and bump appeared v quickly all times. Trimester 3 - look like I have a spacehopper down my top, some digestive issues but otherwise no real symptoms - so I just think I was quite lucky.

MrGeresHamster Sat 05-Jan-13 17:49:49

Ps Congratulations!

2beornot Sat 05-Jan-13 17:50:28

I had no symptoms at all, except for the lack of periods. In fact I had so few I thought I'd turn up to my 12 week scan and they would laugh me out of the room.

Congratulations, and best of luck!!!

2beornot Sat 05-Jan-13 17:52:05

Oh and the result of that will be two next week!!!

Rache1S Sat 05-Jan-13 17:56:06

Make the most of it, chances are they will arrive with a vengeance! grin I got my BFP at 12DPO and didn't have a single symptom until about 6.5 weeks but then the sickness arrived and I have been feeling like shit terrible ever since! I am 15+4 now and they are just starting to alleviate. You may be one of the lucky few who don't get any but I reckon it's just a bit too early. Congratulations and good luck!

Bambi86 Sat 05-Jan-13 17:56:13


I was exactly the same, until 9 weeks...I wished I hadn't worried as MS arrived full force and didn't go for 10 weeks!

Enjoy, try not to worry too much!

noblegiraffe Sat 05-Jan-13 18:02:21

4 weeks is quite early to have symptoms, I think. IME they'll turn up in a few weeks. I was never physically sick, just felt grim, exhausted, and suddenly needed to eat all the time.

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 18:10:48

This is all very reassuring...I'll try not to worry about it and just enjoy it...

smallsmith Sat 05-Jan-13 19:56:37

Congratulations! So great to read your post - I feel exactly the same! I'm around 6 weeks with first (and much longed for) pregnancy, and no real symptoms, just a little more tired than usual. I think we just have to relax and enjoy it! Good luck x

LexiLoganberry Sat 05-Jan-13 20:24:03

amiready Congratulation.

In my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms to begin with, first sign that I had a baby growing within me apart from the positive pregnancy test was when I saw the scan image, the bump and indigetion was really all I had throughtout the whole pregnancy and obviously that was much later.

Expecting dc2 now and having all sorts of symptoms this time.

PinotGrigioandaMincePie Sat 05-Jan-13 21:02:26


I was exactly the same as you and was so worried by my lack of symptoms that I had an early scan at 9 weeks just to reassure myself that there was actually a baby growing inside me! He is now a healthy 10month old and I had a stress and symptom free pregnancy. Next time I aim to just enjoy it and realise how lucky I am instead of worrying.

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Sun 06-Jan-13 22:45:00

I posted a similar question a few weeks ago, apart from tiredness I didn't feel pregnant at all. It is very worrying isn't it? I am eagerly awaiting my first scan as some days I don't believe there is any baby.

I got good advice on here, and also looked elsewhere online and it seems every pregnancy is so different there is no 'normal'. Some people are just lucky and don't suffer sickness etc.

I am 8 and a half weeks and only over the last 4 days or so have been suffering awful dizzy spells and headaches. I was actually sick several times this morning which came as a shock as I assumed I had escaped. More googling revealed lots of people whose morning sickness came on much later than what is considered normal. It could be a virus I suppose, but just be aware it could come on when you least expect it!

Relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

Lionsntigersnbears Sun 06-Jan-13 23:47:39

No symptoms at all with my first pg, and DD now 2 and a half. I too worried myself into a cocked hat about the lack of symptoms. Am now 16 weeks with DC2 and have symptoms coming out of every orifice apart from my ears. Oh the irony! Congratulations on the PG.

DaveMccave Mon 07-Jan-13 01:19:17

I am 8 weeks, and searched for similar posts on here at the beginning as i had no symptoms and I had them from 4 wks with my first pg. No tiredness or even sore boobs this time. Then bang on 6 weeks (average time for ms to start apparently) it kicked in. Now I'm sick as a dog and completely unhinged emotionally, and always tired. (Though boobs are still fine!). It's really early days yet, eat healthily whilst you still have an appetite I say!

Cheffie100 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:31:24

It's early days- for me sickness kicked in at 5 wks 4 days and at 15 wks 3 days is still with me. I would do anything for this to stop!
Symptons may come but would be lovely for you if they didn't. Good luck

amiready Mon 07-Jan-13 21:43:57

Thanks guys! 5+1 today! No symptoms yet but feeling better about it. Thanks for all your reassurance. Here's hoping all is well and uneventful for another 35 weeks!

Poonli Tue 08-Jan-13 14:23:20

amiready - I am 5+1 today and am just like you - No symptoms whatsoever. I'm trying to just relax and go with the flow but its hard as I'm a worrier!

amiready Tue 08-Jan-13 20:48:11

I know - its very odd - hard to believe anything's going on in there at all! Got so busy at work today almost forgot I was pregnant! I work with the public and one of them got me all riled and my heart was beating like crazy and I suddenly thought - oh no - this will be bad for the baby! Can't wait to have a scan. Going to see GP on Thurs for booking in. Just taking one day at a time, really! Congratulations to you! We must be due almost the same time - have you found the Sept 2013 antenatal club thread? It's really good.

Poonli Wed 09-Jan-13 19:04:10

I've got my first doctors appointment on Monday. Im reading a book that says the doctors are all pretty relaxed until 8 weeks or so. Weird as I feel like a lot more should be happening but it isn't. Online I worked out my due date is 10th Sept. Should really check out the antenatal club - do you have a link pls? I feel really tired in the evening but thats all really. Time seems to be going really slooooowwwwwlllllllyyyyyy.............. smile

forgetmenots Wed 09-Jan-13 22:18:19

I was on here about 12 weeks ago asking the same thing... Paid for a private scan because I was convinced there was something wrong as I wasn't sick or ill. I'm 18 weeks now and really enjoying being pregnant so far!

amiready Thu 10-Jan-13 15:06:09

Yay! That's cool! Congrats! It gives me hope. Still no symptoms but had GP appt today for booking in so it's all go!

Poonli Thu 10-Jan-13 17:28:08

Thanks forgetmenots! Good to know that all is still potentially ok. Congrats and hope the rest of it all goes well too smile

mumoftwoboysS Thu 10-Jan-13 17:52:53

Congratulations! With both of mine my symptoms/signs didn't start till around 8-9 weeks so I'm afraid you have time yet before you start feeling sick/tired!

good luck and hopefully you won't feel too bad! x

amiready Tue 22-Jan-13 21:40:57

7+2 - still no symptoms! Just two little pink lines!

Kafri Wed 23-Jan-13 07:09:16


I fretted right the way through my pg as I had NO symptoms.

I had IVF so found out it had been successful very early on (it was a looong pg)

Absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Until I had a bump I second guessed my tests every single day.
No MS, no sore boobs, no cravings, no nothing. I just felt like me!

In fact the only problem I had was my BP right at the end. It got up and I ended up on tablets which I'm just being taken off now.

I gave birth in December, 1 day early to my beautiful ds.

Believe me, I know I had a really easy time of it. I was very lucky. But I do justify my easy pg with the fact I had such a hard time getting pg. I deserved an easy time once I got there! ;-)

Congratulations Hun, enjoy your easy times as, from reading on here, the unpleasant symptoms can hit at any time and you'll be wishing the easy time back. Hope you continue to feel well but I do understand it makes you question I everything is ok.

I'll also be honest, if you're a fretter like me you have plenty more fretting to come. Waiting for each scan, even tho the last was fine. Waiting for each mw appt to hear that little heartbeat, waiting to feel Bubs move for the first time and then fretting cos you can't feel it every day at first. Waiting each day to feel Bubs move once you can expect to feel it every day. Honestly-the fretting doesn't stop! Lol

I told myself at 8 week viability scan that if be ok once I got to 12 weeks. Then at 12 weeks I would be ok at 16 week cons appt, the. At 16 weeks of be ok at 20 wk scan. Towards then end I told myself everything would be ok once I had dc in my arms. Well, not a chance. I've still worried every day since his arrival. It never ends!!lol

Good luck! Keep us all posted, x

i didnt have any symptoms until about 5/6 weeks. the nausea and tiredness just hit me one morning.

my bff was telling her dm (a dr) that she was worried that at 6+6 she'd had NO symptoms. the next morning hypermersis g started and she vomited all day every day until 20 weeks shock sad

Bejeena Wed 23-Jan-13 14:18:15

I am now 10+1 and I didn' have any symptoms until I was past 6 weeks. Admitedly we didn't find out until I was 5+6 but still.

In a few weeks you'll be wishing you never asked probably.

BonaDea Wed 23-Jan-13 16:04:36

OP - I'm 30 weeks today and had absolutely no symptoms until I guess I started to show (does that count as a symptom?). No sickness, no sore or enlarged boobs, no heartburn.

This has basically continued until a few weeks ago when tiredness really started to hit, but that's been it. I'd count yourself lucky... and definitely don't worry that it is sinister. The MS is only an issue for those who have morning sickness then it STOPS. Not having it in the first place doesn't mean anything !

DizzyDizzy Wed 23-Jan-13 16:11:04

i've had 3 previous miscarriages (11w6d was the furthiest i got), and symptoms with all... tiredness, morning sickness etc. but this pregancy i've had NO symptoms (other than being a bit of a cry baby) and i'm 24weeks. everything seems PERFECT!! so don't worry AT ALL about having no symptoms... every woman and pregnancy is different. hope everything goes well xxxxx

amiready Wed 23-Jan-13 22:19:24

oh gosh, such a relief. Over on the Sept 2013 thread everyone is vomiting! It can make you feel a bit as though you're a bit of a fraud!

Tried to listen to a heartbeat with a doppler at work - I have access to one funnily enough! Nothing so far but still early days.

Thanks Kafri for your advice - and congratulations!! Yes, I rather suspect the worry never ends - right up to university age and beyond! What have we let ourselves in for?! Ha ha! Good luck with it all!

Oh well, one day at a time. 7+3 today! Whoop whoop! confused

amiready Wed 23-Jan-13 22:21:55

Thanks Dizzy too. Sorry you had such a rough ride and so glad you got there in the end. 11w+6, that's just too much, too unfair. All the best for your lovely little one.

CarrieJayne Wed 23-Jan-13 23:57:18

Hi amiready, I'm on Sept thread with you. No symptoms here either! I'm sort of creating symptoms, as in, ooh I feel like my boobs are getting bigger, but frankly if I didn't know I was preggers I wouldn't notice anything! I am 7+2 today, having a private scan tomorrow to make sure I didn't dream it all up!

amiready Thu 24-Jan-13 10:42:16

oh wow - that's exciting. Good luck! It's nice to know other people aren't necessarily getting symptoms either! I think actually about 1 in 4 don't but it seems as though they keep fairly quiet on MN as I guess there is less to say! I'm thinking about an early scan as I've just been given my NHS one for the 1st of March! Which seems an age away and is also after the 12 week mark when we wanted to start telling people. hmm
Hope your scan goes really well.

BonaDea Thu 24-Jan-13 14:59:45

there is definitely less to say when you're not joining in with the moaning about MS and it is not that helpful for people like us to post saying "sorry, to hear you're feeling rotten, I feel just like normal" grin

my only complaint about the no sickness really was that it did make the whole thing feel unreal until the 12 week scan...

amiready Thu 24-Jan-13 16:47:31

Good luck BonaDea. I can't even IMAGINE being 30 weeks!

HappyAsASandboy Thu 24-Jan-13 17:16:26

I didn't have any symptoms until about 16 weeks, except being a bit tired.

I had twins grin

Try and relax. You have a long way to go until the 12 weeks scan, and even longer to go before you meet your baby. And stop with the pregnancy tests - at some point they stop showing as pregnant even though there is nothing wrong. If you keep doing them then one day you're going to panic that it isn't as strong a signal, but that's entirely normal.

Oh, and congratulations!

Oh my goodness I could have written this post!! I am currently 6+6 and other than an increase in headaches I have no symptoms. I have been driving myself crazy thinking the worst - this post has been really reassuring - thanks lovelies smile

I have a private scan booked for next Saturday - think its going to be a long week..........!!

I haven't found the due in sept 13 thread yet - I will have a hunt for it smile

Dillydollydaydream Sat 26-Jan-13 07:42:07

Not full term but I'm 22 wks and everything's ticking along nicely.
This is dc4, with dc1 I didn't have symptoms apart from tiredness. With dc2&3 I had really bad sickness til about 30 wks. Dc was a girl but 2&3 were boys. This time I've been tired in the evenings, my boobs are tender if I prod them and I haven't been sick once. I feel nauseous if I haven't eaten but apart from that I've been ok. According to my last scan this one is a girl. Looks like boys make me more sick for some reason?!

Every pregnancy is different, some people are sick 24/7 and have every symptom going, others Sail through with none at all. Try not to worry.

amiready Sat 26-Jan-13 12:21:43

Thanks guys - it's just so lovely to hear of other people in the same position - so reassuring somehow. It's one of the reasons we still haven't told anyone yet - just so hard to know if anything going on in there! Having a nightmare sorting out my contract with work too, so just want that out the way, which I hope will help a lot with reducing stress. 7+6 today....

Mummytotheark - on topics look under Pregnancy, and then antenatal clubs and you will find us.

Dillydolly so glad everything ticking along - must be lovely to be able to feel movements etc. I am excited about getting to the second trimester!

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support!

dietcokeandwine Sat 26-Jan-13 12:49:24

I'm pretty much full term with my third DC (due next week)...had two healthy full term babies previously.

DC1, stacks of symptoms, felt awful for first 14 weeks, definitely 'felt' pregnant but blossomed in middle trimester

DC2 - no symptoms whatsoever, felt fine, would never even have believed there was a baby in there apart from pregnancy tests and scans!

DC3 - have felt dreadful pretty much all the way through with sickness peaking between 14 and 24 weeks...

I have also had two early miscarriages but during those short periods of pregnancy I actually 'felt' far more pregnant than I did whilst carrying my (healthy) DS2...confused

So yes, all women are different but if my experience tells me anything it is that every pregnancy is different too even for the same woman, if you know what I mean.

Good luck with your pregnancy, I am sure you will be absolutely fine smile

ecuse Sat 26-Jan-13 12:56:18

No symptoms for me until about 15 weeks other than TIREDNESS. Perfectly healthy 20mo in the back seat of the car grin

Poonli Sat 26-Jan-13 15:01:36

Hi all I had my early pregnancy scan okay and all s fine. I saw baby and heard his heartbeat. They said if I hadn't developed morning sickness now then unlikely too. Yay!! Such a relief......

SquashNutButter Sat 26-Jan-13 20:49:02

Haven;t read the replies but 1st pregnancy - I had nothing but sore boobs to suggest anything was going on until about 14 weeks, when I think I felt a bit of stretching. 2nd pregnancy - didn't even have sore boobs until about 10/11 weeks.
Congrats and try not to worry smile

permaquandry Sat 26-Jan-13 21:02:16

Congratulations! My Msickness kicked in at 6 weeks, all other symptoms came with a vengeance too, headaches, sore boobs, twinges.

I still did a test every week up until 1st scan even tho symptoms were so strong! Early pregnancy can be worryingly especially with the first and it feels like a lifetime til the first scan.

Some women have no symptoms other that growing bump and sail through pregnancy. I'm not one of those women but I hope you are! Congrats again and try not worry. smile

amiready Tue 05-Feb-13 20:44:29

9+2 and still no symptoms!! Aggghhh.

Want a scan, want a scan, want a scan. Want to tell people, want to tell people, want to tell people.

LexiLoganberryBump Tue 05-Feb-13 21:41:23

Had my DD 8 years ago and had no symptoms until the heartburn arrived in the third trimester.

Try not to let yourself worry to much smile

amiready Wed 06-Feb-13 22:14:09

Thanks LexiLogan. Doing my best. Just hoping all the good stuff is still ahead re telling people etc. It's always encouraging to hear other people's experiences about lack of symptoms!

MaryannM Wed 06-Feb-13 23:31:24

I suppose it's different for everybody, I had no symptoms at all and at 8 wks morning sickness kicked in and in force, 24/7. So .... Hang in there! I know plenty of women who had no symptoms and had very healthy babies. Good luck. X

amiready Thu 28-Feb-13 15:29:46

Well....have my 12 week scan tomorrow when according to my calculations I will be 12+4!!! Still no symptoms except tiredness/diarrhoea! Here's hoping all is well and that there really is a baby in there healthy and growing. Hoping with all my heart!

Kafri Fri 01-Mar-13 01:09:45

no symptoms here - pretty mych tge whole way through. I have very irregular cycles so if i hadn't needed ivf i probably wouldn't have known i was pregnant for ages. in fact if it wasn't for my early viability scan i wouldn't have believed my pg tests! wink

quite literally, throughout the whole 9months I had a touch of heartburn towards the end and then my bp started dancing around from 32 weeks by that point there was no denying i was pg

so yes - no symptoms can mean healthy pg.

I used to feel bad that i seemed to have it so easy compared to other women but then I would remind myself that i had my hard time actually getting pg in the first place.

I say just enjoy the time you have symptom free as from experience on here, things can and do hit at any time.

good luck x

amiready Fri 01-Mar-13 15:17:09

Thanks so much Kafri! Congratulations for you!
The exciting news is that there IS a baby there - all present and correct, heartbeat and everything and having a good wriggle! Just couldn't believe it until I saw it! Now I feel I actually have something to bond with!!

Just so excited. It all feels so much more real now.

PointlessCow Tue 05-Mar-13 07:01:53

Congratulations Ami that's wonderful news smile

I had no symptoms, in fact I had no idea I was pregnant. What I thought was a 8 week along pregnancy, had very long waving arms and legs at my '8 week scan'
I was actually nearly 23 weeks blush

amiready Wed 06-Mar-13 21:18:03

Wow!! Ha ha!! That makes me giggle! That's incredible makeitup!!! what a shock! Only just in time to tell work too!

Simian0 Wed 06-Mar-13 21:51:15


I felt exactly the same as you at the start. I think we're remarkably lucky having no symptoms. At 33 weeks now and hearing other women's gripes and complaints in antenatal class I'm over the moon I've been so lucky. I've had some BP issues and some horrid acid reflux lately, but in the grand scheme of things...

I was so convinced that because i didnt 'feel pregnant' at the 12 week scan they were going to look, turn to me and say "oh love, you're not pregnant, you're just getting fat!". I didn't really start showing until about 26/27 weeks either (and I'm average size, not 'skinny').

It's total horses for courses with this pregnancy lark. Just be grateful you're not retching all over the place or lying up in bed with immobilising pains etc.

Enjoy it, sounds like you're going to have a good run. Just keep an eye on things you can't see you obviously, like BP etc.

Congrats again.

It was more terrifying than incredible blush Especially as I ride racehorses alot.
Congratulations OP grin

givemeaclue Thu 07-Mar-13 11:34:49

It's unusual to get symptoms that early! Many don't even know they are pg!

If it helps, I had twins and had no morning sickness at all, Nov everyone gets sick. Be glad you aren't!

BronaghT Thu 07-Mar-13 22:06:10

I wouldn't worry. I had no pregnancy symptoms, apart from my breasts getting very sore at around 7 weeks and feeling very tired before I even knew I was pregnant. During my pregnancy ( I am now 36w +4) I have been well, no symptoms at all. If you are lucky, let this continue during your pregnancy!!

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